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Bob Dylan named MusiCares Person Of The Year


Bob Dylan has been named MusiCares Person of the Year and will be honoured at an all-star dinner with Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Tom Jones in February.

MusiCares is the branch of the recording academy that provides services for musicians who are suffering financial difficulties.

The award will be presented on Friday, February 6 during a gala that will include reception, silent auction, dinner and a tribute concert with some of the biggest names in music including Beck, the Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Doe, Norah Jones, Tom Jones, Los Lobos, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Jack White and Neil Young. Don Was will be the music director.

Neil Portnow said ‘In celebrating the 25th anniversary of our MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, it is most fitting that we are honoring Bob Dylan, whose body of creative work has contributed to America’s culture, as well as that of the entire world, in genuinely deep and lasting ways.’

The previous honorees:
1991 ‘ David Crosby
1992 ‘ Bonnie Raitt
1993 ‘ Natalie Cole
1994 ‘ Gloria Estefan
1995 ‘ Tony Bennett
1996 ‘ Quincy Jones
1997 ‘ Phil Collins
1998 ‘ Luciano Pavarotti
1999 ‘ Stevie Wonder
2000 ‘ Elton John
2001 ‘ Paul Simon
2002 ‘ Billy Joel
2003 ‘ Bono
2004 ‘ Sting
2005 ‘ Brian Wilson
2006 ‘ James Taylor
2007 ‘ Don Henley
2008 ‘ Aretha Franklin
2009 ‘ Neil Diamond
2010 ‘ Neil Young
2011 ‘ Barbra Streisand
2012 ‘ Paul McCartney
2013 ‘ Bruce Springsteen
2014 ‘ Carole King